News & Events
Almost every week, members of Tembusu College are invited to meet and chat with guests - both local and international - through a variety of hosted events. There is a huge diversity of backgrounds amongst our visitors, who range from politicians to diplomats, artists, writers, poets, and academics. Select an event category on the left to find out more.
Our events and members of our community are also frequently featured by the Press and Media. Visit the Newsroom to read the reports.
Tembusu College’s motto The Home of Possibilities, means we value the development of each individual according to her or his own path through life. At the same time we are a learning community, which seeks to give students an intense experience in a nurturing environment. The college administers (and awards certificates for) the prestigious University Town College Programme (UTCP), which augments students’ regular degree programmes by emphasising breadth, critical thinking, and exposure to inter-disciplinary thinking. Our curriculum includes both seminars and out-of-classroom learning experiences.
The college is not themed. Diversity is an important part of our ethos, and we offer learning opportunities across a broad spectrum of interests. We do, however, have particular areas of strength, which are reflected in the backgrounds of our faculty.
A home away from home, the Tembusu College community is 21 storeys of collegiate spirit known for its friendly and welcoming culture.
Wake up or wind down through casual conversations with your Fellows and peers over meals at the Dining Hall. Sweat it out over sports at the Multi Purpose Hall. Huddle with like-minded individuals at one of the many Student-run Interest Groups & Student-Initiated Projects or start your own. Let loose or let your creativity flow in the well furnished Student Spaces. Be our Student Partners and contribute to the College community.
Need career advice? Stressed? Need help on personal issues? Or simply want catch up with friendly members of our Residential Team? We're here for you.
Tembusu College is much more than a home; it's a Home of Possibilities.
Helping People & Species In Need
Human and animal societies are under great stress in the 21st century, and as privileged and knowledgeable people is it our responsibility, if not obligation, to help where and when we can. Being named after a tree and containing Houses named after endangered animals, Tembusu College feels a special commitment to biodiversity, the natural environment, and sustainability. This inculcates a particular awareness among our students of the dangers of habitat loss, the illegal trade in wildlife, and the ethics of human-animal relations – all highly relevant issues in Southeast Asia. Our students are also involved in projects, both within Singapore and in neighbouring countries, dedicated to actively helping the vulnerable – especially children and youths, the elderly, and those who have been marginalised in and by society.
Kathy Ong Prize
Tembusu students paint wall murals in aid of dementia-friendly community
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Tembusu College alongside Firefly Mission, supporting children in Myanmar
Animal of the Year Initiative: Drawing Attention to Endangered Species
tWild: Giving to an Elephant Rescue Center in Thailand
Tembusu College Students Paint Easter Eggs To Benefit VSA Singapore
Team Horsebackgobi: Racing Across Desert to Raise Donations for Riding for Disabled Association
tCambodia: Giving to an Elementary School in Siem Reap
tMentors: Giving to Elementary School Children in Singapore
Master's Event with Captain Budi Soehardi
Eco-Wiz & Biologik Fieldtrips
Tembusu GlobeTrekkers: Walking Across a Desert to Raise Pocket Money for School Children
Elephant Parade Project: Raising Money to Conserve Asian Elephants
Symposium : Human Trafficking, Be informed. Be the Change